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Ballenisles Country Club keeps a full itinerary of activities and events. We went out of our way to pick three of the biggest ones, so break out your day planner and start marking down the things that you like, because you know that you won’t want to miss them.The holidays are always such an exciting and wonderful time. There’s plenty to do with family and friends, and even more so in sunny Florida. The warm weather and days full of sunshine gets everyone outside and pull everyone together. Good thing, too-Palm Beach is full of things to do during the holidays. But, as a member at BallenIsles, you don’t even need to go past the guard gates to find fun things to do- the Club keeps a full itinerary of activities and events. We went out of our way to pick three of the biggest ones because you know that you won’t want to miss them.

 

Chanukah Dinner Buffet

December 13th at 5:30, come and celebrate this special holiday at the Pavilion! Traditional Chanukah food will be served amongst the candlelight and visitors congregating at this event. This may be a great opportunity to teach others about their religion for some, as guests are allowed at this event. 

 

Christmas Dinner Buffet

Want to celebrate the holidays at BallenIsles, but don’t want the hassle of cooking? Welcome the Christmas season with neighbors, residents and a large dinner! Starting at 2:00 P.M. on December 25th at the Pavilion, guests will enjoy a full dinner buffet among the glamour of BallenIsles. 

 

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Help ring in the New Year with your friends at BallenIsles! Kicking off at the Pavilion on December 31st at 8:00 P.M., it’s sure to be a wonderful time. A seated dinner, open bar and champagne toast at midnight contain all the traditional trappings of a New Year’s Eve party, while live music by Soul Survivor and dancing put a spin on things! Guests are allowed, so gather your friends for a night of fun! 

 

New Year’s Day Brunch

Shake off the fun of last night and welcome the New Year with a hearty brunch! Starting at 11 A.M., you can find a full course brunch at the Pavilion on January 1st

 

The warm weather in Florida has a way of bringing people together like the holidays do. Combined, you may find yourself with a full house of people looking for fun! You could throw your own party, but end up with the intricacies of scheduling the event, planning for catering, clearing away the space to hold the event, and conducting cleanup. You could also visit a party with their friends and family and avoid the extra work of hosting, but be left with a large bill. In this regard, BallenIsles has you covered with their full holiday social schedules. If you’re looking for something to do with your guests and residents at BallenIsles, without wanting to add more to your ‘to do’ list, there’s nothing like a BallenIsles party! From the Chanukah Dinner Buffet to the New Year’s Day Brunch, we filled our social calendar to the brim with fun things for you and your guests to do. Even after the holidays, the fun never stops, with tournaments and tee time run by our Golf department, and a full class schedule at the Fitness Center, not to mention charity balls such as the Annual Community Reception. No matter what your holiday schedule involves, make it even more magical at Ballenisles by clicking here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

For everyone who still needs a gift or two, here are our top 5 shopping hot-spots!The holidays are here again, and that means shopping! It’s exciting to get everyone the perfect gift, but it can be so hard when your shopping list is so diversified. Children, adults, teenagers, women, men. Who knows where you can find everything on the many different holiday list? We went through our favorite stores in the Palm Beach Gardens area to help you find the right gift for everyone on your list, without having to go too far from home.

Apple

A bright and shiny tech toy is sure to impress everyone on your list-and Apple is no exception. Whether it’s the highly gossiped about Apple Watch, on a lovely leather band, the latest AirPods, or the extremely anticipated iPhone X, you’re sure to bring a smile —and a few delighted screams-of-joy —to the holidays with a gift from here! 

Prep Obsessed

For those who love their lifestyle polished and pink, Prep Obsessed has you covered! Five minutes away from BallenIsles, it has everything from great stocking stuffers to graphic tees with the cutest phrases. Whatever you grab from here,  it’s sure to please the collegiate in your life.

Janie and Jack

Children’s clothing can be difficult to shop for. Janie and Jack makes adorable, comfortable infant and toddler clothes for the children in your life. With everything from the frilly to the for-fun outfits, this boutique shop has everything you need. And have you seen those sweet accessories 

Alex and Ani

The women on your list are unique in their own ways-including their tastes. Both young and old can appreciate the jewelry created by this made-in-America brand, from the wide range of styles that appeal to the young and the young-at-heart, to the cute, encouraging sayings on the packaging, they’re the perfect gift for anyone who wants to add a bit more glamour to their life.

The Gardens Mall

The Gardens is your one-stop location to cross off everyone on your checklist! One of South Florida’s premiere upscale shopping destinations, The Gardens Mall features Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as anchor stores and then boasts more than 160 specialty shops and restaurants. 

Palm Beach Gardens possesses a multitude of shops and stores with a variety of choices. No matter how selective that the person that you’re shopping for is, you’re sure to find something that they’ll love in PBG. To expand your variety, BallenIsles hosts multiple trunk shows throughout the month. For members of the club, and featuring designers such as Foot Joy, IBKUL, and Greg Norman, and occurring with frequency, you can find styles and items that you can’t get anywhere else. Members and residents of the Club also get access to a variety of amenities that make BallenIsles stand out, such as their golfing and pool services, or living in one of their exquisite homes. Click here for more information, or call (561)622-0220 to learn more. 

Palm Beach County has so many interesting and diverse events and programs happening around the holidaysThe holidays are around the corner, and you must be excited to receive guests! You’re probably excited to hang out with family and friends that you haven’t seen in months, or even years, but entertaining so many different personalities can be challenging. Fortunately, Palm Beach County has so many interesting and diverse events and programs happening around the holidays that everyone in your brood will find something to be pleased about! Our ‘To Do Guide’ below narrows down what we think is the best of the best that’s sure to make this the most exciting and memorable holiday for all of your guests!

Loggerhead Marine Life Center

There wouldn’t be a place like this anywhere else-at least, no other place lets you get this close to sea turtles! The center takes in sea turtles that have been injured by natural or man-made means, and helps rehabilitate them, or keep the ones that would not be able to survive without human assistance. The hands-on exhibits keep younger and older minds busy, and seeing one of these gentle giants swim around in their tanks, and learning about how the center takes care of them is something that is completely unforgettable! 

Carlin Park

Located within viewing distance of the Jupiter Lighthouse, this park is a unique cultural center for the arts-you’ll see when you head to Seabreeze Ampitheater! There’s always a show playing, or a food truck rally occurring-for all you music fans, the Winter Wonder Jam is sure to help you find your new favorite band. Featuring food trucks provided by Food Truck Invasion, and all of the craft brews and tunes that you can handle, this concert by the sea is something that you won’t want to miss. 

Kayaking

Jupiter is known for its natural wildlife, and the effort that its citizens go to preserve it and engage with it. One special treat is kayaking throughout the Inlet, or doing a paddleboard tour throughout Jupiter’s natural areas. Jupiter Outdoor Center offers beginners’ lessons, kayak and paddleboard tours, and rentals for a premium price. Those who are feeling daring can perform a self-guided tour through the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve, where wild turtles are known to gather in droves.

“Snow” at Cityplace

For families with younger children, there’s nothing like the “snow” at Cityplace! While the “snow” is actually white soap bubbles being made by a machine, kids love to run and play around in it at the Plaza while holiday tunes float through the air. On top of that, families can skate on the “ice” rink at certain times of day, after a fun day at Cityplace!

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

What better way to top off the holiday fun than with watching the 23rd annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade? Floating by on December 2nd, starting at North Palm Beach and ending at the Jupiter Lighthouse, families everywhere are excited to see all of the boats dressed up in holiday lights, see the travelling fireworks display, and find out who wins the $10,000 cash prize!

These five events are sure to get people talking-since they can’t be found anywhere else! Ballenisles full holiday schedule is sure to get people talking as well. They sport a full holiday calendar of events that’s sure to have guests planning out how they want to spend their days. Consider our Petting Zoo on the 28th of December, or our Junior Golf and Tennis Camps, or bridge with friends every Saturday. Contact us through our system to learn more, or call us at (561)622-0220 to start your holiday.

Where to Find Unique Holiday Gifts in the Palm Beaches

During the holiday season it can be hard to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Fortunately for us, it’s that most wonderful time of the year in Palm Beach County-craft festival time! The Rotary Club of Jupiter-Tequesta is hosting their 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival on November 11 and 12th from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and they’re inviting you!

Not even fifteen minutes away from BallenIsles, the festival will have free admission and will be host to everything from paintings to photos, pottery to jewelry, and plants, drinks, and food, as well! This local event is a must-attend Fall Festival. Get there early to secure a good parking spot, especially near Loggerhead Marine Life Center. Expect to also see vendors such as Sarah LaPierre, whose palette knife paintings were featured for the posters of both Sunfest 2015 and Artigras 2015.

No stranger to the arts, BallenIsles Country Club also helps foster its members creative streak. Members can choose one of the many activities and clubs-within-the-club to participate in, ranging from golf to tennis, not to mention our Photography Club, where artists and auteurs come together to develop their aim and their art.

BallenIsles homes offer creativity at every turn as well. Combining the best of Mediterranean and Spanish influences, along with the individuality of each of our separate neighborhoods and the highest standards of community safety, we think every home is a work of art. Stop by and see what you won’t find anywhere else.

 

Three Ways To De-stress During the Holiday Season

You’ve written down your ‘to do’ list, organized your calendar for all of the parties and festivities that you’re invited to and hosting for…but did you remember to take some “me time”? There’s a lot to remember for the holidays, but the last thing that you should be doing is neglecting yourself. Pencil in some fun and relaxation in Palm Beach Gardens with these three fun activities:

Relax At Our Spa

Our Cosmo & Company Spa located in the Sports Complex offers a variety of treatments to ease your mind, such as mud wraps, spray tanning, and our Zarja Signature Massage. Beyond spa treatments, we also offer haircuts and spa packages, so that you can grab a last minute stocking stuffer while you treat yourself. Call (561)625-2625 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our treatments.

Find Your Inner Nature At John D. MacArthur State Park

Sometimes, the best way to get away from the frenetic pace of the holiday season is to escape to nature. Located at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur State Park isn’t even thirteen minutes from BallenIsles. Plus, with affordable kayak rentals to explore Munyon Island with, two self-guided nature trails for hikers to enjoy, and the gorgeous beach bordering the Atlantic Ocean, John D. MacArthur State Park can be your oasis from the holiday frenzy.

Explore History at the Jupiter Lighthouse

The very symbol of Jupiter Inlet itself, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse has stood and guided ships since 1860. Today, the lighthouse itself serves as an Aid To Navigation and a beloved local icon. The lighthouse tour, which includes a walk through the lighthouse and lighthouse history museum, can be taken from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., with tickets at $12 for adults, and $6 for kids (but daytime tours are free on Wednesdays with valid proof of Martin or Palm Beach County residency!).

The holidays indeed can be a stressful time, but when you work in some time for quiet and privacy, they don’t have to be! Whether visiting our state of the art spa, award winning golf courses, and unique restaurants, or bringing a few guests to one of the many holiday celebrations on our social calendar, there’s always time for you at BallenIsles! Start relaxing now!